A Simple Day with a Few New additions to the Gallery

Well it seemed like a good time to add a bit more to the old gallery site. It’s amazing that the one section that seems to take up the most time is the Gallery. Then again it is full of nothing but processed images so that does explain a bit. Well this time I added a little bit to each section.

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The first one is the Shrike Commander. Now it started as the Aero Commander 500 but after 1967 it became the Shrike Commander. This series of plane has been used for cargo, by the USAF and the US Army, Coast Guard, Customs Service and even as Air Force One for President Eisenhower. It’s more familiar amongst Aviation Enthusiasts as one of the Planes that Bob Hoover used for aerobatics at Airshows. This particular one belongs to Robert Odegaard who flew an amazing performance for us a year ago.

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The T28 Trojan was developed as a training aircraft for the United States Air Force and US Navy. It fell out of desire for the USAF by the early 1960’s but the Navy continued to use them up into the 1980’s. It began use in the 1950’s, but was primarily used for counter insurgency in Vietnam. Today it is seen as a classic warbird and can be found at most Airshows. The unique design gives it a rather interesting look when flying.

It’s Time to Get Out

Over this last week i have blogged about office work and techniques that can help get things moving faster. Well as useful as some of that might have been, truly the most useful advice is just to get out of the office. It’s the sad reality of our work that we have to spend time behind the computer in order to push forward with any photography business, but that can’t be the only thing. So as the blog title says, it’s time to get out.

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It doesn’t really matter where or when but at some point it’s necessary to get out shooting this weekend. I implore all of you to do just that because the drive of the photographer must always be the capturing of that which hasn’t been captured. As important as technique might be it’s certainly not everything.

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Whether it’s a sporting event, an airshow, a concert whatever go to do something. It really doesn’t matter try something new, or something familiar anything is good when you’re out with a camera in hand.

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For those of you in the wildlife realm it’s a perfect time to be out. The Fall migration is here, ruts are happening and the critters are starting to look there best. Especially those mammals whose thick winter coats are coming in.

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Sometimes it’s best just to take a drive and stare at the Fall color. It’s better than staring at these monitors.

The Row of T-28B’s

I see these shots all over the place and I always take note of them when I do. It’s the shot of the planes lined up with all their props in a perfect synchronization with one another. It can be a great look if the right light is on the planes and if the planes are spaced evenly with one another. It’s even one of those shots that can easily be a good black and white. I obviously choose not to do that on this one due to the nice light we had that morning.

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This was taken at Oshkosh this past July. It was during the time of day when no one else was around which is great for shots like this. There were over a dozen T28’s that i could count and probably more at the show. The one in front attracted my eye instantly with the shark jaws and eyeball. I had never seen a T28 with that design or paint scheme so needless to say it was a favorite.

Image Captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 200-400 VR, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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